Rookie leaseholder and a recognised body?

Rookie leaseholder and a recognised body?

9:50 AM, 30th September 2022, About 2 months ago 2

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Hi, I purchased a flat in a block of flats – the management of which the local council has contracted out to a company.

I am one of a few leaseholders paying a service charge and ground rent to the company.

The problem I am facing is the constant number of letters that the company is sending only to the leaseholders for this work and that.

Recently, I had a letter saying that they have prepared a tender for a painting contract about which there has been no consultation with leaseholders.

The company has used the excuse of the Covid-19 pandemic not to hold any in-person or online consultations.

Can anyone recommend a recognised body for Leaseholders I can join or signpost me towards a legal expert or online website which will help me to challenge the company?

Leaseholders to the company are just a cash cow and treated as less of a priority.

Thanks,

Felix



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Judith Wordsworth

11:43 AM, 30th September 2022, About 2 months ago

The management company will be sending an equal number of letters etc to the Council housing dept as in effect they are the Leaseholders of flats in the block that are not privately owned.

This is quite normal. For every work on the building and communal parts over £250 in value you should be getting a S20 notice, then details of the contactors asked to tender (though sometimes can be on a single notice) and then the result and start dates, costs per flat etc etc.

The management do not need to consult you about sending out tenders. Check your lease for Landlord's (ie the Freeholder - who will be the Local Authority) obligations for redecoration of external and communal parts. You will also find that if your windows - and all the windows in the block - do not meet current regulations then windows will be replaced outside of Landlord's obligations. You cannot object, unless your windows meet the current regulations, to having them replaced, also includes flat doors as fire regulations have been updated recently

BernieW

16:09 PM, 30th September 2022, About 2 months ago

There's a Facebook Group called "Leasehold Advice" which should be useful for you > https://www.facebook.com/groups/334139498656747/

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